Terry Connor Still Searching For First Wolves Winby Jack Kitson / 12 April 2012, 10:09Tweet
Wolverhampton Wanderers caretaker manager Terry Connor is still searching for that elusive first win since being placed in temporary charge of the West Midlands club. Following the sacking of Mick McCarthy on 13th February Wolves have picked up just a single point from eight games, which means their hopes of survival are all but gone. Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat at home to Arsenal saw them slip nine points adrift of safety and with just five games (possible 15 points) remaining it will take a monumental effort for them to beat the drop.
Wolves are remarkably without a win at Molineux since 4th December, which is a run of 11 home matches. Just one win in 19 league games justifies their position at the foot of the table but the upbeat Connor still hangs onto a thread of hope that his struggling side can survive. The under-fire interim boss has had to deal with a wave of criticism since he was put in charge and was recently forced to deny reports of dressing-room unrest. Steve Bruce remains the favourite in the Next Wolves Manager Betting, with the likes of Paul Ince, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Gary Megson also in the mix.
Wolves travel to Sunderland on Saturday, which is followed by a tricky fixture against Man City, followed by Swansea, Everton and Wigan. The bookmakers aren’t hopeful of Wolves coming away from the Stadium of Light with the three points, with Paddy Power handing Connor’s side odds of 11/2 to win their first match since early February. Meanwhile Sunderland have been handed short odds of 8/15, with a draw available at 3/1.